Climate march motion fails
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 11:33, Friday 13 November 2015
BAW BAW // A MOTION calling on councillors to support a climate action march in Melbourne fell flat on Wednesday after being backed by just two councillors.
The motion, moved by Warragul ward councillor Mikaela Power in response to a request from the Baw Baw Sustainability Network, called on councillors to support the People’s Climate March, to be held in Melbourne on 27 November.
Had the motion passed, the council’s support would not have been monetary. The motion asked for promotion through the council’s regular communication channels, encouraged councillors to participate, and would have allowed the Baw Baw Shire logo to appear on the peoplesclimate.org.au website.
“The march is held all around the world,” Cr Power said.
“Victoria is in line to be significantly affected in terms of climate change in future, not just in temperature but also extremity of weather events.”
The only other councillor to vote with Cr Power was Drouin ward’s Tricia Jones. All other councillors present voted against the motion.
Warragul ward councillor Gerard Murphy was not at the meeting.
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